At Balboa Horizons, we feel it’s important to know what patients are going up against during detox. For some substances like alcohol, we highly recommend medical detox because symptoms can be fatal without medical management. Below are some of the most common substances we’re asked about.
Alcohol is the most commonly abused abused drug in the United States, and among the most dangerous to withdraw from. Learn more about the dangers of alcohol withdrawal here.
America is currently experiencing an unprecedented opioid epidemic, and while opioids are responsible for an increasing number of overdose deaths per year, withdrawing from them is not fatal.
Kratom is neither illegal, nor dangerous to withdraw from; however, it causes a physical dependence with uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms.